Monthly Archives: February 2014

Though it looks like dinner, it’s really our supper.

This morning in advisory, we made pancakes to celebrate the end of February—the shortest month of the year, the longest month of the year. Definitely a calendrical paradox. The pancakes were warm, filled with chocolate chips, covered with bountiful maple … Continue reading

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“Fado” by Jane Hirshfield

A man reaches close and lifts a quarter from inside a girl’s ear, from her hands takes a dove she didn’t know was there. Which amazes more, you may wonder: the quarter’s serrated murmur against the thumb or the dove’s … Continue reading

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“This Old Man: Life in the nineties” by Roger Angell

Check me out. The top two knuckles of my left hand look as if I’d been worked over by the K.G.B. No, it’s more as if I’d been a catcher for the Hall of Fame pitcher Candy Cummings, the inventor … Continue reading

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Weerapong Chaipuck

A Thai photographer who only started taking photographs after an early retirement from the medical field, Weerapong Chaipuck, demonstrates a sophisticated understanding of photography and an intuitive creativity in composing his images. His photographs are magical and mystical.

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Don’t tread on me

But my real question is, how do they get rid of the scuff marks? Or maybe these mannequin heads are keeping themselves just above water? (Seen today a few doors from our auto mechanic on Broadway Avenue in Chicago.) [And, … Continue reading

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Open Door for poetry

Last Tuesday we attended a poetry reading at the Poetry Foundation. This was our first opportunity to visit this new building constructed with a large grant given to the foundation some 10 years ago. The building was completed in 2011 … Continue reading

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Poetic catharsis

Leaving work tonight, surrounded by fog emanating from the snow left on the ground, I stopped in my tracks, mesmerized by the enchanting and very quiet world around me. It was like I had entered an alternative universe silently covered … Continue reading

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The Roving Typist

Needing money, Christopher Hermelin took his Royal Typewriter to the park and wrote stories for anyone for a few dollars. Now it is an art project, a kind of performance piece. He keeps no record of the stories. Once he … Continue reading

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Winter by Arcimboldo

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Making an impression

One of the stories my 86 year old mother shared with me on the ride to see her Parkinson’s doctor in Toledo: “So, there’s a new guy at Hillside, a nice looking man, and they sat him at my table. … Continue reading

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